The June 2016 meeting of the New Wave Corporation/KOPN board took place on the 21st of June 2016 in the Cope Ashlock room at the station, 916 East Broadway.
In attendance were Ellen Schlie, Dan Hemmelgarn, Tao Weilundemo, Curt Wohleber, Laird Okie, Heather O’Connor, David Owens, John Betz, and Gail Plemmons.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.; the May minutes were read aloud by Heather O’Connor and approved without changes.
A printout of the profit and loss budget overview from October 2016 through September 2017 was made available. It is a projection based on last year’s data.
The profit and loss statements and balance sheet were examined. A motion to approve them was made by Laird, seconded by Heather and passed by unanimous voice vote.
General Manager’s Report:
-Fundraising: The on-air volunteers might be reminded to mention that we are a listener-funded organization. A poster reminding them to state this on the air could be posted in an appropriate place such as on the wall of the air room.
-Ellen mentioned that her monthly donation is not being deducted from her bank account.
Gail has had the same experience. David will mention to Kara that the issue needs to be looked at, and report back to the board about it next month.
-Staff: Meg Poche has expressed a willingness to work approximately 9 more months instead of the 6 she had mentioned before.
Staff evaluations: The practice is supposed to be that the general manager evaluates staff on the anniversary of their initial employment date. However, this has not been done for some time.
-Programmer changes: Erica (?) will be stepping in to replace Tyree Byndom on some of the Saturday programs, Kore Issues and Lokal Vokals. Tyree is moving to Texas.
Taming the Tongue is also open; there are some young poets that may be recruited to the show.
One of the on-air volunteers, Mike Callen, died unexpectedly during the month.
Community Advisory Board minutes will be available soon.
Website: Tao is getting pictures from Charlie, notes from David, and PayPal login info.
Lease: Joy Almuedo Rushing drafted 3 possible amendments to the lease. They all set us up to be able to get out of the lease with a 6-month notice. Dan will draft a letter to the Dalton family and work with David to open the door to more discussions with the Daltons.
Tao attended a grant-writing symposium.
John Betz has done research and found the Kresge Foundation, which granted KDHX $450,000 for station upgrades and equipment. He will continue looking into the possibility of applying to them for grant funding.
Equipment: The Cool Edit Pro software went down but is back working.
Raising more funds outside of fund drives:
Friday July 8th at 7 p.m.
Friday July 22nd at 7 p.m.
Bill Hastings and Laird are working on questions, 3:30 tomorrow at Coffee Zone.
For practice: 15-20 people, byob. The actual event is targeted toward 30 people, which is about the capacity of the room.
Capital campaign: nothing new.
Report on David’s performance evaluation:
The executive committee met with David. One issue that arose was that staff have not been evaluated; he now has a plan to do that. The executive committee’s recommendation is that he would be given a 3% raise, with future raises contingent on annual evaluations. Gail made a motion to give David this raise, Tao seconded, and the motion passed by unanimous voice vote.